The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has added Lake Marble Falls and Granger Lake to the statewide list of lakes infested with invasive zebra mussels after discovering established, reproducing populations in the lakes this fall. Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) biologists confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Lake … Read More

It’s important that animals have a fresh supply of drinking water available at all times during the winter. This helps prevent dehydration and makes sure the animals stay on feed. While not everyone in Texas lives in an area that freezes regularly, we will all experience a cold snap at … Read More

Effective parasite control includes everything from pasture management to herd health and nutrition to the seasons and specific environments, especially in stocker operations. But one of the best ways to get ahead of parasites is using a dewormer. However, proper application and dosage are keys to efficient dewormer use.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) seeks public comments on its interim rule for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), USDA’s flagship program that helps producers plan and implement 150-plus conservation practices on working lands. The rule – now available on the Federal Register – … Read More

Both U.S. and Chinese officials confirmed on Friday that a partial trade deal had been reached, resulting in lower tariffs on some Chinese products and higher purchases of U.S. agricultural goods. Many of the details regarding this deal are still unknown, … Read More

Now’s a good time to start your sprayer maintenance before the active spraying season begins. Tuning up your sprayer can better prepare you for accurate and effective herbicide applications. Any sprayer, old or new will perform better if you check it over before heading into the field.

During the recent Academy of Veterinary Consultants Conference, the academy named Carter King, DVM, 2019 Consultant of the Year. King passed away in July 2019. Born in Texas, King was a fourth-generation rancher and earned his DVM degree from Texas A&M … Read More

In the Dec. 16 edition of Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency, Derrell Peel covers beef market performance in the last bit of 2019; and Glenn Selk explains why you may want to start feeding those spring-calving cows early in the evening.

The U.S. Trade Representative’s office announced on Friday that the U.S. and China had reached an agreement on a Phase One trade deal that requires structural reforms and other changes to China’s economic and trade regime. Affected areas include intellectual property, technology transfer, agriculture, financial services, currency and foreign exchange. … Read More

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster on Dec. 12, 2019, in Bandera, Blanco, Burnet, Concho, Karnes, Kendall, Kinney, Llano, Maverick, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Zapata, and Zavala counties because of drought. This declaration authorizes the use … Read More